Aims and Scope

Peer Review Statement 

CICP  is an international, peer-reviewed journal which publishes high  quality, original research contributions to scientific knowledge. All  manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors,  and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by  independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind  and submission is online via  ScholarOne Manuscripts

Research and Publication Ethics

Plagiarism  is a cardinal sin in publishing for which this journal has a zero  tolerance. Authors are forbidden to borrow another person’s ideas, data,  text, illustrations, mathematical derivations, computer code,  methodology or other material, including materials garnered from  lectures, conference presentations, whether published or unpublished,  without explicit acknowledgement. Self-plagiarism, in the form of  recycled publication, is equally frowned upon.

Recycled or dual publications refer to duplicate or redundant publications. They extend to self-plagiarism when a work is published more than once by the same author without justification for overlap and approval from the original publication or without citation of the original source. This applies even if the duplication is done in a different language. However, preprint of the material on the author’s personal website or in a preprint archive will not be considered as duplicate publication. 

Consult the Global Science Press' Ethics Policy for further details.

Authorship Criteria

The  ethical concerns ultimately translate into quality assurance, and  therefore, we make it our first duty to safeguard the authenticity and  originality of authorship. When submitting a manuscript, an author is required to confirm that his or her work is original and has not been previously published. The author is beholden to rules of integrity in research work, transparency in communication, and meticulous care in research practice. 

To us, only persons who meet the following criteria may be listed as authors of a submitted manuscript as they are morally obligated to take responsibility for its content: (1) those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition or analysis or interpretation of the study; (2) those who have drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) those who have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. 

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.